Archives & COVID-19
COVID-19 Service Changes
The Barnard Archives & Special Collections reading room is open in a limited capacity, by appointment only, to current Columbia affiliates (students, faculty and staff) whose individual research requires consulting Barnard Archives & Special Collections materials. Please visit our Locations, Hours, & Appointments page for more information on scheduling your visit.
Staff continue to support all researchers with remote research requests; please email email@example.com. We offer free, limited scanning and remote reference services dependent on staff capacity. In your email firstname.lastname@example.org list if possible the collections (and if applicable the specific materials) which you are interested in or which for you want to request scans. You can use our finding aids to narrow your request.
We hope to resume in-person appointments for all researchers as soon as possible. Please email email@example.com if you would like to be added to an email list to be notified when in-person appointments are available.
Our digital collections provide remote access to a fraction of our total collections, including digitized yearbooks, the school newspaper, photographs, oral histories, and Barnard Center for Research on Women documents.
Documenting COVID-19 at Barnard
Archives staff are working on a project to document the impact of COVID-19 on the Barnard community. We are collecting official communications from the College, archiving websites, and building a collaborative collection with the Barnard community.
We welcome your voices:
- Share a website, news story, or social media feed/post that reflects the impact of COVID-19 on Barnard for inclusion in a collaborative web archive (submit via this form)
- For faculty: if you have added or are thinking about adding a journaling or other documentation-based assignment to your syllabus, email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss a class or individual donation to the archives.
- We welcome other donations of materials documenting COVID-19 and its impact on the Barnard community; please email email@example.com to discuss how to transfer digital or paper/analog records to the archives.